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An Expert System For The Vessel Traffic Management In The Szczecin - Swinoujscie Fairway

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/PORTS000231

Volume

51

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

724 kb

Author(s)

W. Uchacz & Z. Pietrzykowski

Abstract

This article presents a method of using expert systems for supporting decisions to be taken in the VTS system operating in the Szczecin-Swinoujscie fairway. The problems of harbour regulations compliance, traffic optimisation and the evaluation of traffic safety in the fairway are considered. The implementation of relevant procedures with the use of the NEXPERT OBJECT program is proposed. 1 Introduction Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) systems play an essential role in enhancing the safety of navigation in areas characterised by heavy traffic. The systems enable monitoring the traffic which allows VTS operators to perform their basic tasks: vessel traffic control, supervision of navigational services and co-ordination of search and rescue operations. The port complex Szcz

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